George Zuverink

Zuverink pitched for eight seasons in the big leagues, compiling a 32-36 career record with 40 saves. He came up with the Cleveland Indians in 1951 and pitched in 16 games over the next two seasons. Primarily a reliever, Zuverink made 25 of his 31 career starts for the Detroit Tigers in 1954. He was […]

Eddie Yost

An all star in 1952, Yost spent 18 years playing third base in the major leagues, mostly for the Washington Senators. Yost’s first appearance in the big leagues came in 1944 when he played in seven games for Washington at the age of 17. He spent 1945 in the navy but returned to the Senators […]

Wally Westlake

An all star in 1951, Westlake belted 127 home runs during a 10-year stretch in the big leagues from 1947-1956. He came up with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1947 and played in 112 games, hitting .273 with 17 long balls for the Bucs that season. He remained a starting outfielder for Pittsburgh until his all-star […]

Bobby Thomson

The man who hit “The Shot Heard Round the World,” Thomson had a fine major league career that stretched from 1946-1960. A three-time all star, Thomson hit 264 home runs and drove in over one thousand runs during his career. He came up with the New York Giants in 1946 and was the team’s starting […]